This is week is filled with free events, so you don't have to worry about breaking into the piggybank before payday. Instead, you can check out a "cool" movie, take a trip to Japan or shake hands with a two-time Mr. Universe. See the online Westword calendar for more events, and let us know about m ... More >>
#78: Buntport Theater Brian Colonna, Hannah Duggan, Erik Edborg, Erin Rollman, Samantha Schmitz and (sometimes) Evan Weissman are Buntport Theater, and it's not too far off the mark to think of this sextet of personalities as a single entity -- that's just how they work, slinging ideas back and for ... More >>
It was kind of cold and crappy this week, but that was just a way to enhance your appreciation for this weekend, which is supposed to be the kind of beautiful where cartoon birds appear from trees. Ride your bike to one of these shows:
Broadway became the center of Denver's art world Saturday night as Westword's Artopia 2014 took over five venues in the heart of town. Artists ranging from Westword cover boy Andrew Novick to zombie portrait artist Stan Yan were on hand to show their work at City Hall and Vinyl, while musical acts ... More >>
For this year's Now Showing, Westword's fall arts guide (you'll find it tucked into our September 26 issue), we asked artistic movers and shakers to answer a few questions about the state of the arts, both locally and around the world. We'll be rolling out their answers over the next few weeks in pa ... More >>
"I am bullet stopping building crashing weapon," sings Adam Stone in his song Steel. "I don't feel anger panic envy or aggression, yes I could fly and could withstand the fires of hell." Yes, Stone has formed his own theater production company, Screw Tooth, but he also sings. And at 8 p.m. this Sat ... More >>
The fifth annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine Festival takes over Fillmore Plaza on Saturday afternoon. The celebration features eats from nineteen of Cherry Creek's food and beverage establishments, as well as a variety of wines, spirits and beer. Tickets -- which can be purchased here -- are $60 ... More >>
August is all about summer fun, and there's plenty of fun to be had this weekend without digging too deep in your pockets. Celebrate the first weekend of the month with outdoor movies, a laser show under the stars, and tons of other cheap happenings. For more events, visit the Westword calendar, and ... More >>
Don't panic. Yes, Root Down has added carrot cake, a chocolate coconut truffle and a white chocolate cheesecake to the menu -- but it didn't ditch the beloved banana "crème brulee" pie. "I didn't want a revolt on my hands if I got rid of it," says Samm Sherman, pastry director for Root Down and L ... More >>
It's time to gear up for the third annual Denver County Fair, which is aiming to make its trifecta year the best ever. Got a cherry pie to die for? An elegantly stitched quilt? A hen that struts like nobody's business? You have until midnight on July 26 to enter competitions; visit the website for c ... More >>
In April, "ice cream-sandwich enthusiast" Peter Bredemann donned hot-pink sunglasses, hot-pink fannyback and hot-pink flip-flops and started pedaling a hot-pink, three-wheel bike around Denver, peddling ice cream sandwiches. Now from noon to 2 p.m. every Monday through Friday, Peteybird Ice Cream Sa ... More >>
So you spent all your money buying your mom a nice present for Mother's Day. Aww, how sweet! And your generosity will be rewarded with lots of opportunities to have fun in Denver this weekend that don't require you to dig too deep in your wallet -- everything from a free day at the Denver Museum of ... More >>
No need to fear a future full of talking machines that are smarter than humans -- that future is already here. Local company Gamma Two Robotics specializes in artificial intelligence, and you can explore its world of wonders at a free open house tonight. But if wandering a room full of robots doesn' ... More >>
One reason we return to Facebook again and again is to look at the pictures --and to share them, too. But when artists join in that endlessly unfolding online scrapbook, things really start to get interesting. Following are some of our favorite FB portraits of Colorado artists. See also: - Denver T ... More >>
The idea behind the Concoctory Creativity Shoppe was simple: to give people a place to tinker and create without being intimidated by the world of electronics. The venture will debut this Saturday, March 23 in a joint South Broadway Grand Opening Block Party with a new coffee shop, Cafe Crescendo, j ... More >>
Snow returns this weekend, but that's no reason to hole up in your house. Get a jump on spring by picking up some new seeds and gardening tips at Growhaus's annual seed swap, check out Denver's Month of Photography exhibitions, attend a zombie fashion show or drunkenly watch kung fu movies -- and ne ... More >>
Ever since the Harlem Shake snagged the Internet's attention, it seems that video after video of frat boys, Army officers and various mammals at Sea World wiggling uncontrollably to Baauer's dance track by the same name have been constantly appearing in our Facebook newsfeeds. If you've secretly des ... More >>
Winter is finally here (for the moment, anyway), but there's still plenty to do inside (and outside) in the Mile High City. From proms to late-night full moon-watching to adult skateboarding parties and more, we've rounded up the ten best events for this last weekend in February. And as a bonus, ove ... More >>
Did you pay your rent yet? Since it's the first of the month, we're celebrating tight pocketbooks everywhere by featuring nine events this weekend that are totally free. Whether you attend a Screw Your Resolutions party or sample the wide variety of First Friday art openings, there's plenty to do th ... More >>
This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We ... More >>
One of my favorite parts of being a reporter is getting to talk to strangers (and sometimes, friends). Even outside of assignments, I find myself interviewing waitresses, vending-machine repairmen and random people who have clearly not chosen to be in line in front of me at the grocery. This year, I ... More >>
This past weekend my Hole cover band, Jennifer's Body, played the Denver County Fair. Until this show, we weren't an actual band at all -- we formed earlier this year for a two-song set to honor the opening of Hole drummer Patty Schemel's documentary, Hit So Hard, and had never planned on being anyt ... More >>
During a long weekend at the new, improved, second annual Denver County Fair, one thing became very apparent: There's no way to see everything, and there's nothing you'll want to miss. We caught spelling bees and speed-knitting contests, an art gallery that seemed like an endless maze, cooking and c ... More >>
If last year's inaugural Denver County Fair was a grand experiment, this year's "is going to blow the first one out of the water on all counts!" says DCF maestra Dana Cain. That's because Cain's mental notepad was a cover-to-cover frenzy of new ideas and lessons learned by the time the 2011 event wa ... More >>
The Denver County Fair -- version 2.0 -- is coming back to the National Western Complex on August 10, just over five weeks from now. We've just come from a mind-blowing powwow with DCF masterminds and will soon share all the fair's new twists and turns. But first, there's news about how you can get ... More >>
Going out doesn't have to mean going for broke -- seriously. This week there are plenty of inexpensive entertainment options, from karaoke on the 16th Street Mall to a food-themed photography show to a Mother's Day concert. Celebrate art, see a silent movie in the park, and get out there without spe ... More >>
Scenes from the 2011 Denver County Fair.It's not too early to make plans for the second annual Denver County Fair -- which has been moved to the second weekend in August, starting on Friday, August 10 and running through Sunday, August 12, with extended hours. "We won't be up against the Dra ... More >>
Big pics below.Did you spend your whole weekend cleaning the house? Silly you! Plenty of other Denverites were enjoying the sort of stuff captured by Westword reporters and photogs on our slideshow page and Backbeat Online, Cafe Society and Show and Tell blogs. Check out highlights below pert ... More >>
You know the town's about to get weirder when Denver's Japanese-street-fashion-obsessed couple Andrew Novick and Janene Hurst bring back their Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast pop-up shop, which is filled to the rafters of Mod Livin's upstair gallery with Asian pop goods you won't find anywhere else ... More >>
Did you miss the Warlock Pinchers run of reunion shows back in 2010? Aw, there, there. It'll be okay. While we can't exactly spirit you away in the wayback machine to make this wrong right, here's the next best thing: The Pinchers have reserved the Denver Film Center on Colfax on Saturday, October 8 ... More >>
"Mastodog," Ponderosa Paint CenterHow do you make these dog days pass by faster? At the East Colfax retro/modern-design emporium Mod Livin', they're literally putting the dogs on the block by bringing back the time-honored Best in Show Puppy Auction, featuring two sizes of Eero Aarnio white p ... More >>
We first got a glimpse of the upcoming Warlock Pinchers film a few months ago. At the time we weren't entirely certain when it would arrive. Now we know. Just in time for the Warlock Pinchers New Year's Eve show at the Gothic Theatre, Eyeosaur Productions is slated to release the film, culled from ... More >>
Denver Does Denver sounds more salacious than it is -- though we're sure there's a sexualized metaphor in there somewhere that was intended. If you haven't heard about it, Denver Does Denver, slated to take place tomorrow night at the Meadowlark, is a rad little show put together by the fine peeps a ... More >>
A couple quick notes about today's UMS lineup -- but first a post-script to the travelogues we've already posted from Jef Otte and Tom Murphy: Heard bits of Papa Bear from the sidewalk outside the Rover, and it was quite lovely. Very eager to hear more. Caught part of the debut set from the ... More >>
The Denver Community Museum collects your stuff.
Here's this week's playlists from the other local-centric music shows around your radio dial, including Radio 1190's long running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Local's Only and the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is rebroadcast all over Colorado. If there are any others you'd like to see us t ... More >>
Check out Andrew Novicks one-man treasure trove.
Shop to her heart's content.
Too Many Chefs has a recipe for support
Sid Pink makes the audience see red as Westword Music Showcase Awards winners are announced.
Thirty Imposters do battle with the Warlock Pinchers' past.